Makeovers That Matter Partners with Paul Mitchell Schools to Empower Female Veterans

Makeovers That Matter (MTM) recently partnered with three Paul Mitchell Schools to help female veterans in Los Angeles. The new partnership with the Sherman Oaks, Pasadena and Costa Mesa Paul Mitchell Schools will provide 12 program participants per month with a free makeover including a cut, color, and style. Graduates of the Makeovers That Matter Mindset program will visit the Paul Mitchell School in Sherman Oaks for a free makeover prior to their graduation ceremony, which takes place on September 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m at 7833 W. Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles. The September graduation is hosted by Chase Bank, new dresses provided to graduates by Bibian Dresses, and event catering provided by Whole Foods. Veteran service organizations, local dignitaries, and media are welcome to attend. Please call 323-451-9459 to RSVP.

“We are thrilled with all of our sponsors, and we’re grateful for the support of Paul Mitchell Schools to help provide more female veterans with makeovers. Our foundation and our programs are growing rapidly, and we continue to serve more and more female veterans in Los Angeles,” said Michael John Derricott, who founded Makeovers That Matter to help provide resources for struggling female veterans.

Much more than looks, Makeovers That Matter offers female veterans job readiness skills and training, makeovers, wardrobe consulting, and holistic education to prepare them for civilian life. The two-month program offers makeovers including hair, makeup, wardrobe, facials, massage; dietary and exercise education including nutritional plans, yoga, and meditation classes; and workforce readiness skills including drafting cover letters, building a resume, learning tips and strategies for job searches and career preparedness. The Mindset program is completely volunteer-driven, with specialists and experts throughout the Los Angeles area providing time and expertise to help local female veterans. MTM’s goal is to arm female veterans with a body, mind, and spirit approach to their own empowerment, enabling them to flourish in the workplace, at home and in the community, with style.


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About Makeovers That Matter: Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Makeovers That Matter Foundation is dedicated to the empowerment of women returning from military service, and the wives and widows of veterans who have served our nation. Our mission is to equip these women with the tools to reenter the workforce. Our free services include hair, makeup, fashion styling, holistic, and career preparedness classes to boost confidence and help our female veterans put their best foot forward with the goal of securing a job that leads to a long-term career path. Learn more at

About Paul Mitchell Schools:  "Our Paul Mitchell Schools have long had a passion for our veterans and those who serve our country. If there is anything we can do to now serve them, we will be first in line," said Winn Claybaugh, Dean and Cofounder of Paul Mitchell Schools. At Paul Mitchell Schools, we believe that education is an adventure and the learning experience needs to be fun. Our learning leaders are trained to draw out the artist in every student and prepare them to succeed in both their chosen careers and their lives as globally aware and community-conscious contributors. Through our annual “FUNraising” campaign, we’ve raised and donated over $15.2 million in support of many charitable causes. We’ve built homes with Habitat for Humanity, fed thousands of African orphans, and supported the victims of AIDS, breast cancer, homelessness, abuse, and hundreds of other causes. Established over 35 years ago, the Paul Mitchell network is nearly 100,000 salons strong and in 81 countries worldwide; every professional hairdresser knows the Paul Mitchell name. Now, with the arrival of Paul Mitchell Schools, we’ve taken the world of cosmetology and barbering education by storm! Learn more at